Amar Singh takes inspiration from KCR
Amar Singh who quit from all the posts of Samajwadi Party except from the primary membership of the party, said that he would work from now onwards to divide Uttar Pradesh. He said that he takes inspiration from KCR who too is fighting for Telangana state.
He also advocated division of Uttar Pradesh, the base of his party, into smaller states of Poorvanchal, Bundelkhand and Harit Pradesh, indicating new political choices he might make, though he said he would not leave the party ''unless booted out of it''.
''I am thankful to Netaji (Mulayam Singh Yadav) for accepting my resignation.I am really grateful to him for freeing me,'' Mr Singh said at a crowded and hurriedly-called press conference shortly after landing in the Capital. SP General Secretary Sanjay Dutt, who was also present at the news conference and has followed in the footsteps of Mr Amar Singh and resigned from his post, said he, too, wanted his resignation to be accepted.
Mr Singh also expressed anguish over Mr Yadav's remark that he had forgotten the past and was looking towards future, saying sarcastically that nobody should care for a person like him who was ''useless and in such poor health.'' The SP leader had resigned on ''health grounds'', but at the back of decision was the simmering differences with the Yadav family which he accused of trying to marginalise him in the party. Mr Singh, who had faxed his resignation to the party chief from Dubai on January 6, said he did not intend to blackmail the party leadership and his decision was taken purely on the advice of doctors .
Mr Yadav's cousin and leader of the Parliamentary Party Ram Gopal Yadav had accused Mr Singh of trying to blackmail the party by tendering resignation at a time when the party was facing Legislative Council polls in Uttar Pradesh. He had said even harsher words against Mr Singh later on.
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